Dec 15, 2014, 6:42 PM EST
Motte scuffled in his return from Tommy John surgery this past season, posting a 4.68 ERA and 17/9 K/BB ratio over 25 innings while showing diminished velocity.
Dec 11, 2014, 9:30 PM EST
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Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Oct 17, 2014, 9:00 PM EST
The Cardinals aren’t expected to retain the services of any of the five players headed into free agency once the World Series is over. Fortunately, none of the five are key contributors.
Oct 2, 2014, 4:46 PM EST
Pete Kozma has a spot, though.
Oct 1, 2014, 5:21 PM EST
Tony Cruz gets the nod as Yadier Molina’s backup.
Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EST
Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?
Aug 8, 2014, 2:14 PM EST
Motte has looked nothing like his former dominant self after missing all of last season, striking out just 16 batters in 22 innings while serving up seven homers on the way to a 4.91 ERA.
May 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
Jason Motte’s comeback from Tommy John surgery is nearly complete, as the one-time Cardinals closer is finished with his minor-league rehab assignment and scheduled to rejoin the active roster Tuesday.
May 13, 2014, 7:04 PM EST
Jason Motte — who needed Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last spring and had to miss the entire 2013 season — is very close to rejoining the Cardinals’ bullpen.
Apr 29, 2014, 11:08 PM EST
The Cardinals announced Tuesday night, tweets Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that injured pitchers Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte have been cleared to begin minor league rehab assignments this weekend with Double-A Springfield.
Mar 15, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
Jason Motte isn’t expected to join the Cardinals bullpen until May, but he took an important step yesterday in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the bearded reliever faced live hitters for the first time in a year. Motte threw about 20 pitches to a…
Feb 26, 2014, 10:15 AM EST
Jason Motte is coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, but the former Cardinals closer said yesterday that he doesn’t expect to be healthy in time for Opening Day. Motte told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that being game ready by then would be “a push” in part because of some recent…
Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…
Jan 3, 2014, 10:49 AM EST
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch has a lengthy article updating the status of Jason Motte, who’s recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery last May. In his absence Trevor Rosenthal has taken over as the Cardinals’ closer after Motte saved a league-leading 42 games in 2012, so whenever he does return it’ll be…
Oct 31, 2013, 12:24 AM EST
It’s going to be a somber plane ride back to St. Louis for the Cardinals following Wednesday night’s World Series ouster at Fenway Park, but these birds will be playing on big stages for years and years to come. There may not be a team in baseball that is better-poised for an extended run of…
Oct 6, 2013, 9:03 PM EST
In some ways, the Cardinals are better off than most. They don’t lose much at first base with Matt Adams filling in for Allen Craig, and they’re still fine in the ninth since Trevor Rosenthal replaced the sore-shouldered Edward Mujica in the closer’s role. But the truth is that both injuries played huge roles in…
Jul 9, 2013, 8:11 PM EST
Mitchell Boggs was one of the best setup men in baseball last season and got the first crack at closer this year in St. Louis after Jason Motte underwent Tommy John surgery. But he allowed 21 hits and 20 runs in 14 2/3 innings and has now been traded to the Rockies for international signing…
May 25, 2013, 9:00 PM EST
Cardinals starter John Gast exited today’s start against the Dodgers after recording just three outs. Gast walked Scott Van Slyke on five pitches to lead off the second inning before being taken out of the game with shoulder tightness, tweets Jenifer Langosch. This was the third start of the 24-year-old’s young career. He had allowed…
May 15, 2013, 1:18 PM EST
Mitchell Boggs flopped as St. Louis’ fill-in closer when Jason Motte went down and then continued struggling in a setup role before the Cardinals demoted him to Triple-A with a 12.66 ERA and 12 walks in 11 innings. It was a shocking turn of events for a 29-year-old who posted a 3.08 ERA during the…
May 10, 2013, 11:20 PM EST
Cardinals starter Shelby Miller completely outclassed the Rockies’ offense tonight, throwing a one-hit shutout at Busch Stadium. The Rockies entered the night with the National League’s best offense, averaging five runs per game, but after a lead-off single by Eric Young in the first inning, they couldn’t muster any semblance of a threat as the…
May 10, 2013, 10:55 PM EST
Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter tossed a 75-pitch bullpen this afternoon and came away feeling “strong”. The right-hander missed most of the 2012 season after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder and was expected to miss all of 2013 with shoulder, neck, and arm issues. GM John Mozeliak told the media recently,…
May 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EST
The Cardinals’ starting rotation is doing quite well thus far, leading baseball with an aggregate 2.07 ERA. Their bullpen, on the other hand, brings up the rear at 5.67. They have lost Jason Motte for the season as the right-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery. Mitchell Boggs‘ stint at closer was short-lived as his 12.66…
May 3, 2013, 5:50 PM EST
Jason Motte gave his elbow injury some time to see if he could avoid going under the knife, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the Cardinals closer will have Tommy John surgery. That means Motte will miss the remainder of this season and will likely be out for at least…
May 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EST
Mitchell Boggs has gone from taking over for Jason Motte as the Cardinals’ fill-in closer to being demoted to Triple-A. The final straw came last night, as Boggs walked the only two batters he faced to give him more walks (12) than strikeouts (10) and 31 total baserunners allowed in 10.2 innings overall this season.…
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